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The weather today will be rain. Patchy fog before 11am. High near 56 and low around 27. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight will be rain before 3am, then rain and snow likely. Patchy fog after 9pm. Northeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Isolated instances of wind damage and hail from thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening, mainly south of US Route 48.

What’s New Around Town: Trout’s House Seafood will be opening back up for the season today! If you stop in for fresh crabs or fish, tell ’em Deep Creek Times sent ya!

Mike mentioned the other day that, unfortunately, Annie’s Kitchen in Accident will be closing as the owner is retiring. There is a silver lining as Rolling Pin Bakery has announced they will be moving into the space along Main Street. YUM … I’m drooling thinking about their fresh donuts now …

Also, Fast Cash Grantsville will be opening in early April. Located in the Grantsville plaza.

A reminder for those visiting us from outside of Maryland: Our state government has said that masks are required in public settings indoors and recommended when gathering with people outside of your household. For more information, see Masks on Maryland.

Although the Closure 1 and 2 put-and-take trout fishing areas are closed until March 27, the Closure 0 areas continue to be stocked with trout. Most of these trout waters are lakes and ponds and they are getting generous stockings. The ponds offer safe and easy access for our younger anglers, and some are set aside for their exclusive use. Be sure to check the trout stocking website to see the areas stocked this week.

I found this photo of the lake from this time last year. I love it:

The United Way survey we shared yesterday didn’t have a clickable link. Here it is: uwcm.org/COVIDsurvey

The Wild Women of Maryland: Grit and Gumption in the Free State is happening today from 1pm – 2pm online.

Craving comfort food for this rainy and cold day? Nearby Alpine Lake Resort is having their Family Night special from 4pm – 8pm.

And I wanted to post about the Sounds of Spring virtual event tonight from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.